I am not using a swap partition at all, the system always hangs when
OOM but sometimes also at just less than 20%
On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 8:43 AM Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer(a)who-t.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 04, 2020 at 12:15:20PM -0600, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> > Let's keep this desktop-focused, since the proposal does not affect Server
> > edition.
> > On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 12:48 pm, drago01 <drago01(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > > As for the desktop case the running web browers in a cgroup to keep them
> > > in check would solve most real world problems - other common desktop
> > > apps don't use enough memory to cause such issues (unless your system
> > > really memory constrained but then the "buy more memory" solution
> > > better fix).
> > The last time I saw my desktop hang due to a web browser using too much
> > memory was 2015.
> just FTR, this happens relatively frequently for me. Some websites seem to
> cause Firefox to swap itself into nirvana. Sometimes within a short time
> but sometimes it takes longer. I've come back from a lunch break a few times
> to a desktop swapping itself to death.
> Not yet fully identified but it does happen.
> > The freezes I've encountered in the past five years were all related to
> > software development:
> > * When compiling large software projects, it's possible to run out of RAM
> > either when building lots of files in parallel, or when linking
> > * GNOME Builder runs ctags, and ctags likes to use dozens of GB of RAM to
> > index large software projects. I think it sometimes gets into a loop where
> > it just allocates more and more RAM until the desktop dies
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